Governor Bala Mohammed
BAUCHI State Governor Bala Mohammed on Saturday said he would accept the outcome of the governorship and state assembly elections.
The governor stated this on Saturday in an interview with journalists shortly after he cast his vote at Bakin Dutse polling unit 008, in Yelwan Dugura, Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for what he described as an improvement in the conduct of the polls, saying he was impressed with the exercise in his area.
“However it goes, definitely,” Mohammed said when asked if he would accept the outcome of the gubernatorial poll in which he is seeking a second term.
“As a Muslim, I believe it is God who gives power. He takes power and gives it to whoever he wants. So I’m ready to accept the outcome of whatever comes out of this election.”
The governor explained that his administration has sensitized the people of Bauchi State to be calm, saying the election is not a “do or die”.
‘Peaceful, orderly survey’
For the Bauchi governor, the election held in the northeastern state was largely peaceful and orderly. He commended the voters for turning out in their numbers to exercise their right to vote.
When asked if he would win the election, the governor was optimistic about securing a second term from the people.